Before The Memory Keepers Daughter skyrocketed up the best-seller list, author Kim Edwards wrote another book, a collection of short stories.
We all know how much I love a good short story collection, and since I adored The Memory Keepers Daughter, I was interested in reading this one. I was even more interested when I spotted the audio at the library.
Before I start with the commentary, I gotta say something about that cover.
It kind of creeps me out, if I do say so myself. It’s too … embryotic. Too freaky. Anyway, I just had to mention that.
Maybe I keep conjuring up embryos in connection with this petri dish of stories because, with a few exceptions, they all kind of struck me as not quite … fully formed. The adjective that I keep coming back to for these stories is “nondescript.” I’ve been listening to this audio all week and while they’re nice enough stories, most of them fall somewhat flat, forgotten as soon as I eject the CD.